Thomas Jefferson University

Overview

Faculty

Leonard G. Gomella, MD

Jefferson Urology includes a large faculty that are clinically active, engaged in academic pursuits and dedicated to resident education. Our current faculty represent general urology, oncology, endourology, neurourology, pediatrics, infertility, male reconstruction and female pelvic reconstruction. Residents work alongside our faculty in a variety of clinical settings, including a large urban academic hospital, a dedicated pediatric hospital, a Jefferson affiliated community hospital, and a private practice setting in the Philadelphia suburbs. The majority of our faculty have completed fellowship training and many are nationally and internationally known as thought leaders in their sub-specialties. Jefferson Urology is known for its collegial atmosphere and our faculty take great pride in preparing each trainee for their next step, whether that be fellowship training or private practice. 

Jefferson Urology is a training site for a one year Endourological Society fellowship.  One fellow is accepted each year.  Due to our high case volume, the presence of a fellow does not have a significant impact on our residency training program.

Education

The Jefferson Urology residency training program is now 5 years long after a transition from a 6 year program in 2018. Our residency is fully accredited by the ACGME and received a full 5-year citation free program renewal in 2017. As a dynamic program, we have sought to integrate new surgical techniques and ensure that our residents are receiving exposure to practice trends across the full spectrum of urology.  Our training program prides itself on an effective method of graduated autonomy in the operating room and we work to provide a rigorous education both in the OR and in the outpatient setting.  Residents graduate from our program with confidence in their surgical skills and the ability to manage challenging scenarios in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  

Research

Our Department features a clinical trials division; with our basic science investigations in collaboration with colleagues in the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and other medical school Departments. During our 2017 NCI Cancer center review, the Prostate program received an “Outstanding” score from the NCI review team. Under the leadership of SKCC Director Dr. Karen Knudsen, the Center was granted a full five-year renewal.

GU Multidisciplinary Cancer Center

GU Multidisciplinary Cancer Center

Residents and students participate in our GU Multidisciplinary Cancer Center. This is part of the NCI designated Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and has been in operation since 1996. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is listed as one of the top Cancer Centers by US News & World Report.  New cancer patients are seen here by Urology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. In addition, clinical trials are available as well as social service support and a unique Genetic Screening and Counseling program for men with prostate cancer and patients with other inherited urologic cancer.